Friday, January 8, 2010

More Christmas Activities

Okay, I'm done with Christmas, but really wanted to post some more Christmas activities. I'll try (not promising anything to keep it brief and move on with 2010 as quickly as possible).

You may have noticed a theme of making pizzas shaped like something. On a whim one night we had a wreath-shaped pizza. So simple!
This is the reward for the hard work of making 10 dozen cookies. Grams' Famous Sugar Cookies-mmm and hot cocoa!
Some simple ornaments we made and gave to family members. We rolled out Model Magic (a great material for the littles. If you've never tried it get some. It's play doughish with no mess!) and then cut it with cookie cutters. B put beads for ornaments in some and drew with permanent markers after drying on others. We used a straw to make a hole at the top; after drying I placed a little hoop of ribbon through the hole, so that it can be hung easily onto a tree.
This is a creation we made with our Gingerbread play dough. The dough turned out very sticky. I think I got anxious and pulled the pot too quickly. We couldn't keep the dough for further use, but we enjoyed playing with it for awhile until our hands were tired of the stickiness. We added beads and rice to act as icing and candy on our pretend gingerbread creations. And as a side it smelled so good!
Here's my trusty assistant stirring away at the play dough pot. Sweet girl!


  1. I want to come celebrate at your house! What fun activities you planned for B and the rest of your family. She is one lucky girl! :)

  2. Oh, Kim that means a lot coming from you! Thanks! NTFF is one of my favorites, too. I love seeing what you and your boys are up to!

  3. Love these ideas! Definitely gonna get some model clay.

  4. Thanks, Kim! I do have to say that some of the beads didn't make it, but that stuff is great. In October we made a pumpkin patch that she kept on a shelf in her room. I just bought some white MM to make snowmen with; I think we'll add felt scarves, buttons and beads for eyes and such. And you should hit up my Grams for some sugar cookies. She lives in Searcy- Lillie Mae Erwin, do you know her?